52 min

Ep 67: Funeral Director to Real Estate Agent - What Chuck Eckberg Learned About Guiding People Through Extreme Emotion The Results Driven Podcast

    • Investing

Born in Stillwater, Chuck Eckberg spent his early life searching for fulfillment. Finding a deeper way to serve. 
Although a successful executive at General Mills, he felt a deeper calling. A calling to help people through the most painful part of their lives. 
Today, Chuck gives us the details about serving as a funeral director.  A time during his life when he was a strong but soft shoulder. 
A caretaker and an organizer. 
But there's an emotional price to pay to work in that industry, and it became too much, so he made another life decision, which involved real estate. 
Chapters
2:28 Chuck's early days as a runner and the importance of being an athlete
8:42 When Chuck realized who he was -- and that wasn't living out of boxes. He's a ddep root relationship guy. 
9:00 Meeting his wife
10:37 Making the transition back to Minnesota
11:11 Getting out of sales and finding a new path
12:15 Why he pursued a new career as a funeral director
17:24 Why becoming a funeral director was fulfilling
21:15 What do real estate and funeral planning have in common
26:05 How he got trained as a real estate agent
30:47 Starting his team, and why he was reluctant to do so. What a team really means to Chuck
32:31 How life got better after starting a team
33:43 Embedded in Woodbury, and what that means to be married to a community and the trust that develops through that with clients
35:08 What's the end goal with Chuck's team?
39:57 Chuck's prediction for 2023
45:32 Chuck's busy 2023 with his kids
48:59 Looking back, Chuck's biggest advice for success in real estate and life

Born in Stillwater, Chuck Eckberg spent his early life searching for fulfillment. Finding a deeper way to serve. 
Although a successful executive at General Mills, he felt a deeper calling. A calling to help people through the most painful part of their lives. 
Today, Chuck gives us the details about serving as a funeral director.  A time during his life when he was a strong but soft shoulder. 
A caretaker and an organizer. 
But there's an emotional price to pay to work in that industry, and it became too much, so he made another life decision, which involved real estate. 
Chapters
2:28 Chuck's early days as a runner and the importance of being an athlete
8:42 When Chuck realized who he was -- and that wasn't living out of boxes. He's a ddep root relationship guy. 
9:00 Meeting his wife
10:37 Making the transition back to Minnesota
11:11 Getting out of sales and finding a new path
12:15 Why he pursued a new career as a funeral director
17:24 Why becoming a funeral director was fulfilling
21:15 What do real estate and funeral planning have in common
26:05 How he got trained as a real estate agent
30:47 Starting his team, and why he was reluctant to do so. What a team really means to Chuck
32:31 How life got better after starting a team
33:43 Embedded in Woodbury, and what that means to be married to a community and the trust that develops through that with clients
35:08 What's the end goal with Chuck's team?
39:57 Chuck's prediction for 2023
45:32 Chuck's busy 2023 with his kids
48:59 Looking back, Chuck's biggest advice for success in real estate and life

52 min